Daze is a slightly difficult word, but we're here to help you better understand it...with EXAMPLES!
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Below you will find the definition of daze, followed by 37 sample sentences (from real sources), gradually increasing in length.
(verb) - to cause someone to lose clear vision, especially from intense light
EXAMPLES - Daze in a Sentence
- Teachers work to keep students on-task after snow 'daze' (source)
- She said she had been in a "daze" since hearing the news. (source)
- What she could still hold whole in her daze were the small hopes. (source)
- Is it a semiconscious daze that is halfway between sleeping and waking? (source)
- His eyes went rubbering round the room, and he seemed in a kind of daze, (source)
- He would go into a kind of daze, staring wide-eyed and blank across the room. (source)
- Isn't that what all these holiday celebrations are about any more, these 'daze'? (source)
- My seeming "daze" does not go away until I understand the overall goal being pursued. (source)
- I was staring out of my window in a kind of daze when I saw a man pass in a motor-car. (source)
- Dunno what kind of daze I am in at present but it's certainly nice not being alone 24-7. (source)
- I've stopped crying all the time about it and walking round in a depressed daze, which is a blessing. (source)
- I went acrost, walkin 'in a kind of daze, and there, in the doorway, with the lamp shinin' on 'em, was Cap'n (source)
- The group of apparent Mayans were staring around at Washington, DC in a kind of daze, not sure where they were. (source)
- In a kind of daze I found myself at the Moose Hotel, where they assured me that they catered to mercantile people. (source)
- His brain hummed with a confusion of thoughts, so that he moved in a kind of daze without any real idea of where he was going. (source)
- In a kind of daze, she stepped aside, and the mages untwisted the wire bonds from Antryg's booted ankles and pulled him to his feet. (source)
- When, in the solemn procession, he passed some old friend he would nod in a kind of daze and pass on with his fatuous smile unchanged. (source)
- The day after I told that a baby my husband and I both wanted had died (at 11 weeks in utero) I wandered through my fair city in a daze. (source)
- Day in and day out, he sat in a kind of daze at the American headquarters, doing nothing -- indeed, evidently incapable of doing anything. (source)
- A citizen of Memphis took him away in a kind of daze and gave him a bed in his house, where he fell into a stupor of fatigue and surrender. (source)
- "Binbin-daze" is an affectionate name meaning "Mr. Boing Boing" in reference to a young man's penis that is always on the verge of erection. (source)
- He was wearing blue jeans, a black T-shirt with "daze" written on the front in gray lettering and a green zip-front sweatshirt, Pistulka said. (source)
- And for just a moment he stood there in a kind of daze, watching his companions and new friends tumbling pell mell over each other down the hill. (source)
- Srinivas wandered among them in a kind of daze, filled up with emotion, realizing that a great turning -- point in his life had unaccountably arrived. (source)
- And he could hardly believe it -- all through the adventures that followed he would find himself standing in the same kind of daze, whispering to himself -- (source)
- Bonnie and Clyde in the small towns of North Louisiana walked out of the theaters in a kind of daze - moved, shocked, silent, and perhaps secretly exhilarated. " (source)
- Fifteen minutes in daze looking at tickets, five minutes to get taxi, fifteen minutes to pack and be ready for taxi, five minutes to check out, twenty minute drive, etc. (source)
- He was so surprised to hear he had won that when he got up on the podium he was in a kind of daze, hardly smiling at all, a bit stunned mullet-esque, but pleased as punch. (source)
- She took the shortest way home, in a kind of daze, hardly noticing where she went until she found herself on her own shabby street, approaching the front gate to her house. (source)
- He was in that condition of semi-daze which is the not extraordinary portion of a declared lover revelling in the memory of his mistress's eyes, whose parting look has not been unkind. (source)
- I've been in a weird kind of daze ... the other day I wrote about 4,000 words (some of them transcribed from an earlier draft of RESURRECTION CODE, mind you,) which is still absolutely insane for me. (source)
- Later, when Captain Janders unleashed Abner, the mariner said, in a kind of daze, "I would not want to be the captain of whom it was said in Boston, 'He tried to round the Horn, but ran instead for Good Hope.'" (source)
- And I doubt this time I'll be breaking the trend; it's just that I've been in a daze for quite a while, lately (I was going to say "for I don't know how many days," but the rhyme of "daze" with "days" was a little more cute than I wanted to be, here). (source)
- Last year when I read Susan Beth Pfeffer's drop dead amazing novel Life As We Knew It, the book had such a pull on the reader that often I'd find myself looking up from it in a kind of daze, convinced that I needed to find food, shelter, and extra clothing NOW! (source)
- Denver Art Museum and The Anschutz Collection 'Long Jakes, "The Rocky Mountain Man"'(1844) Born in Philadelphia, and related through his mother to distinguished families in North Carolina and New York, Deas (pronounced "daze") was initially raised in privileged surroundings. (source)
- They seemed, however, to move about in a kind of daze, receiving the contributions properly enough, but in a quiet, undemonstrative kind of way; so different from the usual _backsheesh_ transactions to which we were accustomed in this part of the world that the contrast of itself would have proclaimed them a foreign race. (source)
- Heads up, America, it's Tim the Talking Toilet here with the news that you probably missed because it came out the day after the Obama inauguration, upon which almost everyone in America was just sitting around in a kind of daze - like the kind that you get when you wake up from a nightmare and you can't believe how lucky you are. (source)
The average Flesch reading-ease score of the 37 example sentences provided below is 67.0, which suggests that "daze" is a standard word that is understood by individuals with a high school diploma or degree, and can be found in news articles, books, magazines and other places.
We have 15 synonyms for daze.
befuddlement, bewilderment, distraction, gauze, glaze, haze, lala-land, maze, muddledness, nadaville, narcosis, shock, stupefaction, stupor, trance
We have 2 antonyms for daze.
PRONUNCIATION & SYLLABIFICATION
View up to 25 definitions of daze from 5 different sources, as well as parts of speech.
from The American Heritage© Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- (verb-transitive) To stun, as with a heavy blow or shock; stupefy.
- (verb-transitive) To dazzle, as with strong light.
- (noun) A stunned or bewildered condition.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- (noun) The state of being dazed;
- (noun) A glittering stone.
- (verb) To stupefy with excess of light; with a blow, with cold, or with fear; to confuse; to benumb.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- (verb-transitive) To stupefy with excess of light; with a blow, with cold, or with fear; to confuse; to benumb.
- (noun) The state of being dazed.
- (noun) A glittering stone.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- (None) To stun or stupefy, as with a blow or strong drink; blind, as by excess of light; confuse or bewilder, as by a shock.
- (None) To spoil, as bread or meat when badly baked or roasted.
- (None) To be stunned or stupefied; look confused.
- (None) To be blinded or confused, as by excess of light.
- (None) To wither; become rotten.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- (verb) to cause someone to lose clear vision, especially from intense light
- (verb) overcome as with astonishment or disbelief
- (noun) confusion characterized by lack of clarity
- (noun) the feeling of distress and disbelief that you have when something bad happens accidentally